EverWax Olive Garment
Halley Stevensons weatherproof waxed cotton fabric


Introducing the future of waxed cotton

As the textile and apparel industries continue to evolve, measurable sustainability with robust traceability have established themselves as essential factors when choosing a fabric. While waxed cotton already has a strong track record here, we are always looking for ways to lower our impact and reduce the resources used throughout our processes. We are all familiar with the ‘historical’ waxed cotton story. Originally created by pioneering fishermen of the North Sea, waxed cotton sail cloths were regularly up-cycled into practical garments to protect them from the elements. This process goes largely unchanged to date, though over time we have gained highly specialised resources and technologies to improve the final finish in terms of application and aesthetics.

Sustainability is woven into the integrity of our business, a legacy we are committed to continuing. To date, we have utilised otherwise wasted by-products from the oil industry in the form of petroleum jelly, paraffin waxes and hybrid blends. These resources provide us with traditional water-repellent characteristics and are built to last, however we have always believed that there were other ways to engineer quality waxed finishes.

Our new range entitled “EverWax” which will showcase the next generation of sustainable fibres and finishes. This innovative set of fabrics embraces the same ethos of re-purposing waste products, recycling materials and embracing circularity. The first product launching in this category is made from a blend of 100% plant-based waxes and oils.

EverWax Olive Garment

EverWax Olive: 100% plant based wax

The first product in this range is EverWax Olive. This exciting new development offers good overall weather performance, similar to traditional paraffin waxes, however uses all-natural plant-based waxes and oils consisting of a blend of olive oil, rapeseed and castor bean.

Olive oil and wax are non GMO and are natural by-products from the food industry. We use the low-grade triglycerides which is waste steam from manufacturing virgin olive oil. Grown in northern Europe, rapeseed is chosen for this blend for its carbon footprint and non GMO properties. Castor beans originate from India. It is a resilient crop, pest resistant, tolerant to drought and suitable for marginal land cultivation. Once the oil has been removed, the by-products can be used for various products.

All components are biodegradable and considered vegan friendly. Additionally, the fabric can be re-proofed, extending the lifespan of items made from it.

This is just the beginning and we hope that you join us on this journey.

EverWax Launch pack
EverWax Olive Swatch

Stock availability explained

The ‘HS Collection’ is a range of fabrics that are in continuous production and offered on an “off the shelf” basis in a choice of colours. Ideal for express developments and orders we hold substantial stocks of these articles and are committed to replenishing the fabrics within a 8 weeks (if not available at the time of order).

Please note, The HS Collection includes all articles previously available as ‘Stock Supported’ or ‘Regular Running’ lines.

Bespoke manufacturing allows you to fully customise our fabric. We can colour match to any pantone or colour of your choice which can be dyed onto any fabric in our collection with any finish we offer.

*Lab work is required to be processed (Leadtime 2 weeks) and approved prior to production.

**Minimum order quantities apply and production lead-times of (8weeks) applies.

This product is suitable for luggage

Can be made in styles such as backpacks, satchels, laptop cases, cabin bags and suitcases.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for luggage
EverWax Olive Garment

This product is suitable for accessories

Can be made into accessories such as gloves, hats, caps and belts.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for accessories
EverWax Olive Garment

This product is suitable for footwear

Can be made into styles such as trainers, tennis shoes, hi-tops, boots and brogues.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for footwear
EverWax Olive Garment

This product is suitable for apparel

Can be made into garments such as overshirts, jackets, coats and trousers.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for apparel
EverWax Olive Garment